Spend a bit of time in Toronto and you’ll see just how 24/7 it is. Rivalling the great cities of the world in terms of action, Ontario’s capital city never sleeps and never stops eating.
Twenty-four-hour food options in Toronto are all over the place, and you never have to worry about heading out for an after-midnight snack: it’s a safe city with a healthy police presence (not overbearing by any stretch) and friendly people more than happy to direct you.
Nachos at Sneaky Dee’s.
This lively Tex-Mex dive is open till 2:30am from Sunday to Tuesday, 3am on Wednesday and Thursday, and to 4am on Friday and Saturday. It’s right at the corner of Bathurst and College and you’ll almost be able to enjoy a plate of their famous dirty nachos with some live music. You’ll see your fair share of “interesting-looking people,” but everyone’s harmless and just there to have a good time.
Burgers and fries at The Lakeview
24/7/365 for more than 50 years, this joint at Ossington and Dundas is about as classic as it gets. By day, it’s one the city’s most famous family-friendly diners, but at night, the post-Ossington bar crowd is hopping and the staff is more than patient. Go for diner classics like burgers, shakes, club sandwiches, fries, poutine and more.
Italian at Amico
Pasta, pizza, salad and noise. That’s what you’ll find at this late-night pizzeria. They’re open until 4am every night but Tuesday (that’s their day off). And being on the West Queen West strip (1648 Queen West), it’s prime for people-watching.
All day breakfast at Fran’s
A Toronto favourite since 1940, Fran’s has traditionally served the early morning truckers. But as more bars and clubs have opened in the downtown core, the diner’s gotten busier with the after-party crowd looking for some greasy deliciousness to soak up the suds. They’re at 200 Victoria Street, open 24/7 and you’ll always get a table.
Chinese at Hong Shing
Late night dining options aren’t complete without an Asian option, and this one is Toronto’s best. At 195 Dundas Street West, it’s a stone’s throw from the hotel, and the menu is exactly what you’d expect. They’re open until 4am Thursday to Saturday, and 1am the rest of the week.
Of course, each of these restos has a takeout option, so if your Bond bed is calling, take your late-night food to go and head back to the hotel.